Daily Archives: June 29, 2018

Reporter resigns after false tweet that Maryland shooting suspect had MAGA hat

A reporter in Springfield, Mass., resigned from his job Friday after posting a Twitter message falsely stating that Maryland shooting suspect Jarrod Ramos had brought a “Make America Great Again” hat to the office of the Capital Gazette. Continue reading

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Slain newspaper employees noted for talent, warmth, wit

Family and colleagues remember the five people killed in a Maryland newspaper shooting as dedicated members of the community. Continue reading

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California mother, boyfriend charged with murder of her son

A California woman and her boyfriend were charged Friday in the death of the woman’s 10-year-old son who had previously reported being beaten, locked up and not fed, prosecutors said. Continue reading

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Black WWII veteran becomes an officer 76 years later

An African American man who was denied officer status in the Army has been commissioned as a second lieutenant — 76 years later. Continue reading

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Texas group honoring military members reportedly robbed of dozens of flags

A Texas organization that, among other things, honors service members at their funerals, reportedly suffered a blow this week after they found they’d been robbed of dozens of American flags. Continue reading

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Prosecutor drops most charges in death of Albuquerque girl

A New Mexico district attorney dropped first-degree murder and rape charges Friday against a man arrested in the grisly killing of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl, saying an ongoing investigation had revealed that much of what authorities had believed a… Continue reading

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In song and prayer, Thais show solidarity with missing boys

It’s a simple melody sung to the plucking of acoustic guitars by schoolchildren sitting around candles: “I beg the skies to show mercy and empathy/ My brothers are in Tham Luang Khun Nang Non/ Let them pass this danger, I beg.” Continue reading

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Larry Nassar hit with sexual assault charges in Texas

Larry Nassar, the disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor and trainer, was hit with sexual assault charges in Texas on Friday. Continue reading

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Newspaper shooting suspect’s grievances began with classmate

Before he developed a long-running grudge against The Capital Gazette, the man who police say opened fire and killed five newspaper staffers directed his anger at a female high school classmate he barely knew. Continue reading

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Minneapolis cops involved in shooting had prior awards

The two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black man in Minneapolis both served in the military and have been recognized numerous times for their work as police officers, according to redacted personnel files released Friday by the Minneapoli… Continue reading

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3 killed in attack on West African counterterror force’s HQ

A car packed with explosives detonated at the headquarters of a new, five-nation West African counterterror force in Mali, setting off a gun battle that killed two soldiers, a civilian and two attackers, officials told The Associated Press on Friday. Continue reading

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Ahead of Mexico vote, fears and warnings over possible fraud

The specter of possible fraud rears its head in Mexico each electoral campaign, both in the popular imagination and among candidates on the ballot. Continue reading

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Nonprofit operator of shelters for immigrant kids facing more questions

In the last decade, a Texas-based nonprofit that runs the nation’s largest network of shelters for migrant children saw the annual amount of money it got through federal contracts soar from $31 million to $459 million. Continue reading

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Liberty University professor accused of sexual exploitation

Virginia authorities say an educator at an evangelical Christian university led by Jerry Falwell Jr. has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a child younger than 15. Continue reading

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Special counsel must reply to Manafort’s motion for jail release by July 5, federal appeals court says

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has until July 5 to respond to a request by Paul Manafort, who is seeking to be released from jail, federal court documents filed Friday revealed. Continue reading

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Texas educators training to shoot back at school shooters

Educators in Texas are getting firearms training to retaliate against potential school shooters. Continue reading

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Supreme Court justice nominee coming July 9, Trump says

The nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be announced on July 9, President Trump said on Friday. Continue reading

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Another motorcycle maker considers moving output overseas

A Minnesota-based company says it’s considering moving production of some motorcycles out of the country because of European tariffs, just days after Harley-Davidson announced a similar move. Continue reading

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Nominee to succeed Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy coming July 9, Trump says

The nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be announced on July 9, President Trump said on Friday. Continue reading

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Bird rescue group releases 7 rehabilitated pelicans

Seven young brown pelicans have been released into the wild in Northern California after spending weeks at an aviary recovering from malnutrition. Continue reading

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